So I am again working on a device for the Deaf. Necessity being the mother of invention and all, I am sitting in the back seat of a 172 and interpreting for a Deaf student pilot - pro bono (CFII in the right seat, student in the left). We are thinking about a suction cup rear-view mirror to prevent him from turning around to see my signs.
I also thought a small LCD at the top of the instrument panel on his side with some pre-recorded instructions (Nose up, more power, nose down, etc) might be easy enough with a remote pushbutton controller used by the CFII.
Then I wondered about a gumstix (or equivalent) pc and what may be available for speech recognition, something that I could get off the shelf.
Then I wondered if there was a purpose built IC and stumbled across this link:
So text-to-speech is easy to find and my smartphone does a great job of voice-to-text, but I am not so sure it would work inside a 172 cockpit given the ambient noise level inside an un-pressurized single engine airplane.
I guess I am posting to see what other solutions may be available in regards to IC's?
If I had the talent of some of you guys I would hack a pair of those "new tech" Sony captioning glasses being used in theaters and hook up some real-time ambient speech recognition! Maybe I should do a Gofundme page!! lol, Sony probably wouldn't be up for that;)